An Evening with Miriam Toews @ McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg [23 August]

An Evening with Miriam Toews


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23
August
19:00 - 20:30

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McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6
Winnipeg launch of Women Talking (Knopf Canada) hosted by Christine Fellows. Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.

This event is free and open to the public.

Based on actual events that happened between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite community where more than 100 girls and women were drugged unconscious and assaulted in the night by what they were told (by the men of the colony) were “ghosts” or “demons,” Miriam Toews’ bold and affecting novel Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events.

Miriam Toews’ most recent novel, the bestselling All My Puny Sorrows, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim. It won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Folio Prize and the Wellcome Book Prize, among other accolades. It also appeared on many year-end best-book lists, nationally and internationally. Toews is the author of five other bestselling novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, winner of Canada Reads, and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), The Flying Troutmans and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. In addition to the awards mentioned above, she has also won the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Writers’ Trust Marian Engel/Timothy Findley Award, and Italy’s Sinbad Award for Fiction. Miriam Toews lives in Toronto.

Christine Fellows is a singer-songwriter from Winnipeg. Her seventh studio album, Roses on the Vine, comes out in November.

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